After reading about the Sociological Imagination (chapter 1) and the blog Hoarding and the Sociology of Consumption (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., answer the following questions — Describe the aspects of culture (i.e. beliefs and values) in U.S. society that contribute to the obsession with obtaining more and more material goods. How might this consumerism be described as a “personal trouble??” How might it be understood as a “public issue??”
This must be at least 3 paragraphs. Briefly describe qualitative and quantitative research. Please include the benefits and consequences of each of these research methodologies. Is the data in the article “The Social Construction of Illness,” based on qualitative or quantitative research? Can you observe any commonalities between the social construction of reality discussed in the article or in The New York Times video “Revisiting the ‘Crack Babies’ Epidemic That Was Not”?
A reaction paper is a written paper in which students use critical thinking to illustrate their understanding of a particular subject matter. Select a topic and express your opinion on Chapter 7 Global Stratification: The Change in Global Poverty from 1800-2018. I, as the instructor, am not looking for anything in particular in the reaction papers, I simply use them to determine how you apply critical thinking skills to different topics. Papers can be either objective or subjective. Feel free to use other sources to complete the assignment. (DO NOT CUT AND PASTE!) Remember you can choose only one topic […]
Discussion post needed. -Symbolic interactionists point to symbols as having the power to shape attitudes and behaviors. Symbols possess the ability to shape norms and create new normative behavior. This is particularly relevant for how families originate. In your post, analyze a cross-cultural symbolic rite of same-sex or traditional marriage and a dating rite for its role in gender construction within the United States and compare it to an example from another culture.
2 page Detailed summaries for all the mentioned article topics. 1.5-2 page article Font Times new roman Font size 12. Following are the topics and Articles are listed under the topic name with author as well: 1. Topic: Eurocentrism: Deconstructing the neocolonial gaze C. Lutz and J. Collins, “The Color of Sex: Postwar Photographic Histories of Race and Gender in National Geographic Magazine.” in R. Lancaster & M. di Leonardo, The Gender Sexuality Reader: Culture, History, Political Economy. New York: Routledge. 1997. 291-304. Recommended website: The Secret Museum of Mankind http://ian.macky.net/secretmuseum 2. Topic: Neo/imperialism, body politics and whiteness: Eurocentric beauty […]
1) Read C. Wright Mills on the “Sociological Imagination”/ perspective. Paying attention to the following themes; Biography History The intersection of biography and history. 2) Interview someone ( or pretend you interviewed someone) and write up the story of that person incorporating or using the idea of ” sociological imagination” ( biography and history) 3) Once you are done with your interview, write up your own story ( pretending you are a male, 20-22 yrs, African-American ). Apply the same ideas of the ” sociological imagination” above.
Historically, the path toward the American dream normally involved “settling down” and getting married. This was a socially desirable status. However, as you can see from the data shared on the Contemporary Families website, the trend over the last 30 years has been a decline in marital status and a rise in individuals who are living alone. Name two cultural and economic forces you think are driving this trend. What are the positive and negative implications upon society? What sociological perspective best reflects these changing notions?
Students can choose any one topic found in any of the chapters covered this semester to write what I call a “reaction paper”. A reaction paper is a written paper in which students use critical thinking to illustrate their understanding of a particular subject matter. Select a topic and express your opinion. I, as the instructor, am not looking for anything in particular in the reaction papers, I simply use them to determine how you apply critical thinking skills to different topics. Papers can be either objective or subjective. Feel free to use other sources to complete the assignment. (DO […]
After reading the articles “Strategies of Emotion Management” and “Integrating Dark Humor and Compassion…” 1. How do intensive care nurses and hospice workers use emotion management/front stage/back stage behavior to protect their own psychological and emotional well being? 2. Why is it important to be able to maintain appropriate front stage and back stage behaviors in the medical field or in your chosen profession? 3. What are some of the consequences if these performances are not maintained? Due Date: February 22nd, at 10:00 P.M.
Must be 4 pages Do not place any numbers on your paper. Each number basically represents a different paragraph. *A thesis (#1) is a statement that reflects a position that can be defended. For example, “The author’s major thesis was that the criminal justice system is extremely unfair.” Please present the thesis statement as it was presented in the example. Do not state “the author’s main idea was……” A main idea and a thesis are two DIFFERENT things. Remember to add at leas t one direct quote from the author that substantiates your assertion. Do you feel the author is […]